Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tom Morello At Occupy Vancouver

Tom Morello happily inspiring those in attendance at Occupy Vancouver:



Pete Seeger doing the same at Columbus Circle in New York:



And if anyone ever asks you why people are angry with Wall Street in the first place, you can always begin with the simple phrase that happily fits into a soundbite, "The Unregulated Actions Of Wall Street Impoverished 64 Million People Worldwide."  This is criminal, Wall Street speculators have in a literal sense speculated people to death.

There needs to be, at minimum, new financial regulations to prevent the kinds of speculation that led to the 2008 financial collapse. At Occupy Montreal, protesters were carrying signs that called for a worldwide Glass-Stegal Act - this is in reference to legislation was repealed in the U.S. back in 1999. This is a damned good idea! It's also a great example of how complex the issues at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement are complicated nd rarely fit into easily digestible sound-bites.